|Registrations being taken for Bikesource Duathlon & Triathlon at Heritage Park on May 18|
Registration deadlines are approaching for the BikeSource Duathlon and Triathlon at Heritage Park, which will take place beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 18, in Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe.
The BikeSource Triathlon consists of a one-third mile swim, followed by an 11.5-mile bike, and a three-mile run on a relatively flat course. The triathlon is open to all individuals ages 15 and over, with participants competing in five-year age groups from 15 years to 90 and above. Team categories include: men, women, coed, family, and corporate. Two- and three-person teams will again be accepted.
The BikeSource Duathlon consists of a two-mile run, followed by a 11.5-mile bike, and a three-mile run. The last two legs of the event take place on the same courses as the triathlon. The duathlon is open only to individuals, not teams.
Registration fees for either event are $55 for individuals and $80 for triathlon teams if postmarked by Tuesday, May 7. After this date, late fees will be assessed as follows: registrations postmarked between May 5 and 7 will be $65 for individuals and $90 for teams, and registrations turned in May 7 through race day are $75 and $100. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked no later than May 7, while the deadline for fax and online registrations is also May 7. Each entrant will receive a T-shirt and a swim cap. This event is limited to 500 entries and typically fills one week prior to race day.
The BikeSource Duathlon and Triathlon is a special event of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District and is sponsored by BikeSource; Drs. Hawks, Besler & Rogers; Enhanced Vision Center; Smoothie King; the Think Fit Foundation; Radio Stations 810 WHB, and Hot Talk AM 1510; Tri-KC Triathlon Club; and KC Multisport. Proceeds from the triathlon and duathlon will benefit the Kansas City Blazers Competitive Swim Team.
For more information or a registration form, call (913) 831-3359. Registrations are being taken on-line at www.sportkc.org. Event brochures with complete details are available at www.jcprd.com/activities/special_events.cfm.